A loan of $3,425 helped a member to increase her capital and buy lots of cases of beer to resell in order to earn more money.


Tambuka Group's story

Odette lives in Gitega and is a member of the Tambuka group. She is 33 years old and married to a mason named Faustin. Odette and Faustin have five children, the youngest of whom is in the second year of primary school, and the eldest of whom is in the eighth year of schooling.

Odette has been selling beer for four years now.

She is on her ninth loan from Turame. With the KIVA loan that she obtains, she will increase her capital and buy lots of cases of beer to resell in order to earn more money.

The profits from her business have allowed her to buy a cow and they also enable her to buy clothing for her children and pay for her children's schooling.

In this group: Françoise, Judith, Spès, Thérèse, Elisabeth, Caritas, Savera, Odette, Libère, Rosette, Sylvane, Scholastique, Thérèse, Déo, Violette, M.rose, Anastasie, Médiatrice, Fulgencie, Adeline, B. Eliane, Vénustie, Léopold, Aloys, Placidie, Jeanine, Frédérique, Marie, Suzanne, Agnès, Imelde, Séraphine, Rosette, Pascasie, Euphrasie, Bernadette, Médiatrice, M. Goreth, Adeline

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry


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